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Pulmonary Nodules in Early Fat Embolism Syndrome: A Case Report

Heyneman, Laura E. M.D.; Müller, Nestor L. M.D., Ph.D.

Lung Cancer, Part II: Original Articles

The radiologic abnormalities in a patient with mild clinical manifestations of fat embolism are reported. The findings consisted of small nodular opacities, which were shown on computed tomography (CT) scans to be located predominantly in the centrilobular and subpleural regions. The nodules presumably represented alveolar edema or hemorrhage secondary to the fat embolism syndrome.

From the Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Nestor L. Müller, Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital, 855 West 12th Avenue., Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1M9.

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